Feeling confused

I'm new to all of this. I've been struggling with depression close to nine years now. I was hospitalized for trying to overdose and when I got out, my work didn't take me back. I was without work for 3 months. Soon after being released, I being feeling really paranoid and was put on medication. The medication helped but put me in a fog and gained close to 30 pounds. A few months later my dad passed away and I had lost all hope. My doctor went MIA and unfortunately was without my medication for the paranoia. My husband has been great, but doesn't take any initiative to put his clothes away, clean up after himself yet alone clean. I see a therapist once a week and I feel as if I'm not getting better. Any advice would be great, thank you.

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  • Have you replaced the Dr. who went MIA? Are you still without the medication for your paranoia? If so, please get a new Dr. and get the needed medication asap. This could be why you don't seem to be making any progress. If you have a psychiatrist, and your meds for paranoia, then the therapist you see once a week doesn't seem to be the right one for you. Please consider whether it's time to change therapists, or at the very least change methods of therapy.

    I know too well about psychiatrists going MIA. I had the same thing happen to me and other patients and we all suffered for it. And husbands often don't seem too good at picking up things and often don't notice the bedlam they leave behind themselves as they leave a room! Weight gain: yes, many of the meds today still seem to cause weight gain, much to our distress. We're stuck with it because we want to feel better. And how can we feel better when we see the weight we've put on? It's an endless cycle.

    Best wishes to you for your improved mental health!

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